Grace Moloney of Reading. West Ham United Women vs Reading Women, WSL football match, Rush Green Stadium, London, UK - 24 Nov 2019 Photo: Kunjan Malde for The FA

Reading goalkeeper Moloney agrees new long-term deal

Reading goalkeeper Grace Moloney has signed new two-year contract with the club which will keep her at The Madejski Stadium until summer 2023 according to reports on The Royals’ official website.

The 27-year-old Slough-born stopper has been in inspired form for Kelly Chambers’ side this season and Moloney has been rewarded for her excellent performances with a new long-term contract.

Moloney has played every minute of Barclays FA Women’s Super League football for The Royals this season while she has kept  two clean sheets, including a shutout at Manchester United a little over a week ago. The keeper has been on Reading’s books since 2009, biding her time for first team opportunities before going on to make the number one goalkeeping position her own.

After securing Moloney’s services for at least two more years, Reading manager Chambers told the club’s official media team “We are delighted to extend Grace’s contract with Reading. Grace has always been a big part of the club and to keep her for another two years on top of how long she’s been here already, shows great loyalty from both sides, which is something that is very rare in the game.

“I believe this season Grace’s performances have been some of her best. She has been one of the very best keepers in the league. What excites me is that she wants to get better, so I know that we haven’t seen the best of her yet.”

Moloney made her long-awaited competitive debut for the Republic of Ireland in early December when she appeared in the nation’s 3-1 UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 qualifying defeat to Germany in Dublin. The player is also approaching her 200th senior career appearance for her club.

The keeper will be looking to impress again when she is next in action for Reading at Bristol City on 7 March.

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